Posts Tagged ‘essay advice’

How Can You Show Passion in Admissions?

By - Nov 11, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

When one thinks of passion, one doesn’t generally think of investment bankers. But the admissions committees are looking for passion in their applicants; so how are you – a computer guy, an engineer, a biology major, or yes, an investment banker – going to craft a...

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Admissions Tip: BE YOURSELF!

By - Sep 29, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

One of the things admissions committee members tell us again and again is that they wish – really, truly wish – that applicants would not try to write what they imagine the adcom wants to hear, and instead would just be themselves. Admissions committee members...

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Generic-itis Prevention [Warning: If Untreated, Can Cause Rejection]

By - Sep 25, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Each year, Accepted consultants are witnessing a recurring epidemic. And it’s worse than you can imagine: Generic-itis. What generic-itis looks like Here is an example of a severe case of generic-–itis that I drafted based on several different examples I recently read, along with 25 years of...

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Two Grad School Applicants Walk Into a Bar…

By - Sep 22, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

This might be a great opening line for a comedy night at a university student center, but can you use humor in a graduate school application essay? Should you even try? The answer is…maybe. If you have a funny bone, use it If you can use humor effectively,...

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“I’m Smart, Really I Am!” Proving Character Traits in Your Essays

By - Aug 8, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

When you write an application essay or statement of purpose, you’re trying to accomplish several goals at once: (a) You need to prove your worthiness to be accepted to your target school, while (b) also showing the adcom that you have desirable character traits that your program...

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Dartmouth Tuck MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 23, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

In a nutshell, Tuck’s Admissions Director Luke Pena, who assumed the position about a year ago, is building on the legacy of transparency and friendliness left by former admission director Dawna Clarke. After a year of “listening and more listening,” he is clearly putting his...

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University of Washington Foster School of Business MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Oct 30, 06:45 AM   Comments [0]

Are you seeking an MBA program with a strong record of job placement in the technology industry or consulting? Then the University of Washington Foster School of Business may make an excellent choice for you. A full 52% of the class of 2016 joined the...

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Toronto Rotman MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Sep 19, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management is one of the leading business schools in Canada. Known for its design approach to MBA education and strong emphasis on problem solving, Rotman’s program has grown in renown. This year’s essay questions will enable you to show...

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Georgetown McDonough MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Sep 17, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

One major change to Georgetown McDonough's application this year: A new essay prompt with a little more focus, but with the same word limit as last year's question. The video question is basically the same as last year. About a year ago I interviewed Georgetown...

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Learn How to Answer MBA Essay Questions

By - Sep 17, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

By the time you sit down to work on your b-school applications, you’ve already laid much of the groundwork for your candidacy, and a lot of the pieces of your profile are already set. (There’s no going back in time to change your undergrad record!)...

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